Food at our Academy

Children may bring a packed lunch and snack to the Academy each day or purchase them from our kitchen. With effect from September 2019 meals will cost £2:30 per day. Children may order a school packed lunch, hot dinner or a jacket potato.

Families can choose to pay for the meals in a way that suits them. To provide the most flexible way of accommodating families needs meals can be paid for on the day, weekly, monthly or termly by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Cherry Tree Academy Marham Junior. Children should bring their money in a named envelope and put it in the box in their classroom for collection.

Children are able to carry their Snack Money with them. They should carry no more than 70p which is enough to choose a drink and something to eat at playtime.

We contract Edwards & Blake to provide freshly cooked meals. Mrs Catchpole and her team produce wonderful, tasty meals. Individual medical diets can be catered for by arrangement with Edwards & Blake, please contact the academy office for further information.

We all eat together in the hall. Children are encouraged to make sure that they relax during the lunch period and take the time they need to enjoy their meals.

Should children not wish to have a meal from the kitchen they should bring a packed lunch. Please do not include sweets or fizzy drinks when packing for your child. Currently we do not have space to keep packed lunches cool, small cold packs are ideal for you to include in your child's lunchbox.

Children are strongly encouraged to drink water throughout the day and as such are allowed to bring water bottles into class. We do not allow juice in class and ask our families to support this. We have water coolers on the ground floor for all children to use.